Mohave County – The Mohave County Department of Public received complaints concerning the candy distributed during the Mohave Valley Community Park Egg Drop.


The plane used by the organizers to drop the candy has reportedly been used for agricultural purposes.

The plane was scrubbed multiple times prior to being used for the candy drop and at the time of this statement there have been no illnesses reported to MCDPH related to this event.

While no illnesses have been reported associated with this event, as a precaution, you should not eat the candy. The eggs and candy should be disposed of properly in a trash container. Anyone who touched the eggs should wash their hands thoroughly and the health department also recommends that you wash your clothing.

If you have come in contact with the eggs or candy and experience, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating or urination you should seek medical assistance immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the poison control line at 800-222-1222.

Source: Patti Mead, RN, Health Director, Mohave County Department of Public Health

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